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Hank Williams Jr. to Address Controversy on ‘The View’

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hank Williams Jr. is ready to open up about his falling out with ESPN.

He’s scheduled to appear on ABC’s The View Tuesday to discuss the controversy that started after he made an analogy that President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner golfing together was like Nazi leader Adolph Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu playing a round.

The uproar resulted in the end of his association with ESPN and Monday Night Football, which has featured his "Are You Ready for Some Football?" theme for years.

Williams has also recorded a new song, "I’ll Keep My …," calling out Fox & Friends, where he originally made the contentious comments, and ESPN.

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Newlywed Kim Kardashian to Appear on ABC’s “The View”

Andy Kropa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- ABC’s daytime gabfest The View returns Tuesday with a new “state-of-the-art set” and guest Kim Kardashian, who will make an appearance Wednesday alongside her sisters Kourtney and Khloe.

The siblings will dish about Kardashian’s wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries and promote their new line of lingerie, shoes and accessories dubbed the “Kardashian Kollection.”

Two of the show’s hosts also married August. Sherri Shepherd wedded Lamar “Sal” Sally in Chicago and Joy Behar -- who will share never-before-seen photos of her ceremony this week -- married Steve Janowitz, her “spousal equivalent” of 29 years.

In honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The View will catch up with Marcy Borders, a 9/11 survivor who was photographed at Ground Zero covered in dust. She will describe how her life took a downward spiral fueled by drugs and alcohol in the days following the terrorist attack, and how she got back on track. On Friday, The View will dedicate its entire broadcast to the 9/11 anniversary, featuring an interview with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and Sherri Shepherd reporting from Ground Zero and the World Trade Center.

In a press release executive producer Bill Geddie said, “I remember someone joking early on about our 15 minutes being almost up. Well, it has been 15 years now and the show is stronger than ever.”

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Sherri Shepherd Marries Lamar Sally

ABC News/Steve Fenn(CHICAGO) -- The View co-host Sherri Shepherd exchanged vows with fiancé Lamar Sally in her Chicago hometown Saturday.

E! Online reports that the couple tied the knot in the company of eight bridesmaids as well as video cameras that documented the big day in a StyleNetwork special, Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married, due to air Sept. 13.

Sherri kept her Twitter followers up-to-date while tweeting messages just moments before her walk down the aisle.

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Joy Behar Weds in New York  

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After 29 years together, Joy Behar has married Steve Janowitz, her long-time "spousal equivalent," as she has always described him. The co-host of The View tied the knot in New York City on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, according to a publicist for ABC.

Behar plans to discuss the nuptials on The View on Sept. 6, the start of the show's 15th season.

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Katie Couric Begins Working at ABC

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Katie Couric has begun working at ABC, and one of her first tasks was co-hosting ABC’s The View on Wednesday.

Couric’s own daytime talk show won't debut until September 2012, but she still took time to give it a plug, telling viewers she plans to tackle serious subjects and also have “a lot of fun as well.”  

Couric will also be part of the ABC News team, participating in special events coverage, conducting interviews and more.

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Lady Gaga Shares New Details about "You and I" Music Video

ABC News Radio(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga has been mostly tight-lipped about the premise of her upcoming music video for her single “You and I,” but she shared details on Monday with ABC News Radio.

“I don’t want to give too much away,” Gaga, who recently shot the video in Nebraska, told ABC’s David Blaustein. “But it does take place in Nebraska, and I’m walking all the way from New York City to find this guy, and as I’m walking my feet start to bleed and I begin to get very tired, and all these strange things start to happen in a cornfield in the middle of nowhere.”

When told the song could become an anthem for the state of Nebraska, she replied cryptically, “Oh, yes, and perhaps for some others. You’ll see.”


“You and I” was inspired by Gaga’s reported boyfriend, Luc Carl, who hails from Nebraska. But she’s hoping that her fans can connect with the song in their own personal way.

“It’s meant to be interpreted in as many ways as you can interpret it and I intend, through the visuals, as I always do, to elevate what the song began being about and start to morph and change it into something otherworldly and surreal,” she said.

Gaga performed “You and I” on ABC’s The View on Monday while wearing a houndstooth-patterned outfit that matched her piano. She says she borrowed the idea for the outfit from an ad she once saw.

“I obviously go a bit overboard,” she said.


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Katie Couric to Appear on 'The View'

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Katie Couric will make an appearance on her new network home on Aug. 3, when she guest co-hosts ABC's The View.

Couric -- formerly of NBC’s Today and more recently the anchor of the CBS Evening News -- left CBS for ABC last month.

She will launch her own talk show in September of 2012.

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Ashley Judd Puts 'Shame' of Sex Abuse Back on Perpetrator

Mike Coppola/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Ashley Judd told the women on The View Wednesday about the shame she experienced after being sexually abused by several men in her life, including a family member. 

"Sexual assault is common in this country -- every two seconds," said the actress, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd.

"I know the shame," she said. "We keep it to ourselves in a secretive thing and we all need the courage to undo it. That's one of the things I learned in recovery."

She said the media was responsible for stereotypes about sexual abuse victims and "shaming women," referring to a recent case in Texas. "There's no such thing as consent for a child," she said.

"The perpetrators are shameless," said Judd, whose memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet, reveals that she was the victim of incest and abuse. In the book, she also writes about growing up in a dysfunctional family and her history of depression. She stepped away from Hollywood in 2004 to deal with her demons.

Judd said her mother had read parts of her book and her father had been "supportive" in helping her piece together the family biography.

She said she had never told her mother about the abuse.

"Things happened to me as a kid about which I never spoke," she said, referring to the man who had molested her.

Her survival strategies were focusing on her academic work. But in adulthood, those failed her, said Judd.

Today, she said she has a new attitude and doesn't blame her family.

"If I let myself, I could get a pretty robust resentment going," she said. 'By the grace of god, things work better today."

Judd made the audience laugh when asked if she could sing. "I can sing," she said. "But other things I do pretty damn well."

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Billy Ray Cyrus: Miley's TV Show Didn't Destroy Family

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Billy Ray Cyrus, in a taped appearance that aired Friday on ABC's The View, backtracked on comments he made to GQ magazine suggesting that he and his daughter Miley Cyrus' Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana, "destroyed" his family.

He told the women on The View, "I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. That didn’t tear my family apart. Now, fame -- fame is a different animal, you’ve got to be careful with that thing."

Billy Ray says he and Miley have a strong relationship now, despite rumors that she was upset with him because of the GQ interview.

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How Denise Richards Explains Charlie Sheen to Their Kids

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards is trying to help their daughters make sense of their father's outrageous and often public behavior.

"My concern is our kids," Richards told the co-hosts of The View on Friday. Richards and Sheen have two daughters, Sam, 7, and Lola, 6.

"I've had to have a couple conversations with them at this point," she said.

Richards told The View that while it's easy to control what the girls hear and see on television, she can't do the same when they’re at school.

"It's a very difficult situation," she said. "This isn't new. This is something I've dealt with for years."

She says she's turned to books to help the girls understand their father's situation. Blanking on the title of one of the books, she said, it "explains addiction to children," with "images that a child understands."

Richards also expressed no surprise about Sheen's troubles. "This is Charlie's lifestyle," she said. "He makes no bones about it. It is what it is."

When Joy Behar asked Richards, "What's wrong with him?" eliciting laughter from the audience, Richards, demurred: "It's honestly not my place to judge this situation. You should have him on the show."

Sheen voluntarily checked into a rehab facility at the end of January following a brief hospitalization and partying spree. His decision to go to rehab prompted CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television to put Two and a Half Men on an indefinite hiatus. Sheen later decided to undergo rehab at home.

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